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Seriously?!? Home Depot Bomb Threat Turned Out To Be A Man “Fixing To Blow Up” The Bathroom

Home Depot Bomb Threat Was Just A Misunderstanding. You really gotta watch what you say when you’re out in public, and this story proves just that…in the most ridiculous way possible.


Wichita police ask for help to locate missing 11-year-old

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita police are asking for the public's help to locate 11-year-old Caylee Cooper. They say the 11-year-old willfully ran away from home Friday evening. She was last seen at her residence in the 1600 block of South Yale. She left around 7 p.m. wearing a pink Jacket, black hood


Wichita’s west-side Cheddar’s restaurant now has an opening date — and lots of job openings

Until now, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen’s spokespeople would say only that Wichita’s new west-side restaurant would open in the spring. Now, they’re providing a date, and it’s just a month away.


Wichita salons say mystery shopper making owners, customers uncomfortable

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Multiple salons in Wichita have filed police reports about a man they say has been behaving inappropriately. Police say they are looking into the matter, but a Wichita defense attorney said the man is not doing anything illegal.


Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office trying to find owners of recovered stolen items

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is trying to find the owners of stolen items recovered from a series of burglaries. Deputies say a tip from Sumner County Investigations led them to a storage unit on George Washington Boulevard. They found property from multiple burglaries i


Winter weather returns today - Light wintry mix develops

Wintry weather returns this afternoon across central and eastern Kansas. A light mix of snow, sleet and freezing drizzle will develop after Noon and continue through the evening and overnight hours. A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at Noon and continues through 3 A.M. Sunday.


Will Century II survey tell city leaders what Wichitans really think? No

Later this month a volunteer committee will advise Wichita leaders on what they should do with Century II — whether the city should renovate its iconic round dome or build a new performing arts center.


Film about Wichita’s first amusement park screening for free Saturday

Joyland wasn’t Wichita’s first amusement park — you can learn the story about the original park Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. Filmmaker Sara Harmon is screening For Your Amusement: The Wonderland Park on Ackerman Island in the DeVore auditorium at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.


Bound, Tortured, Killed: How the notorious BTK serial killer escaped capture for three decades

For three decades following the murders of four family members of the Otero family on January 15, 1974, Dennis Rader taunted the police and the media alike until he was finally caught. The infamous serial killer, whose identity was not known at the time, suffocated father Joseph Otero with a plastic


Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt continues to give

By reaching out to local charities this year the Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt renewed a relationship from the past. Partners In Education Foundation, Inc., (PIE), is the facilitator for a special project funded by the late Jeanette Rudy of Nashville TN. While attending the hunt in 1997 Mis


Wichita Center for the Performing Arts launches theater performances with ‘Hamlet’

As a literature and drama teacher at Wichita’s Northfield School of the Liberal Arts, Bill Coleman introduces his students yearly to “Hamlet.” “Every year we find more in it,” Coleman said. “I just love discovering all the nuances in the text and how a group of people can come together and collabora


Veterans addiction treatment center being built in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. — A new $4.4 million facility is being built at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita to treat veterans' addictions. Medical center director Rick Ament said at a groundbreaking Friday that the inpatient center is "a badly needed service for veterans between Kansas City and Ok


Video: Wichita team helps boy score first points in basketball game

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A Wichita teen with special needs is smiling big after he scored his first points in a middle school basketball game. Tyler Zarchen, 13, loves basketball. If he could, he said he would spend every day on the court.


1 hurt in southeast Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Police are on the scene of the shooting in southeast Wichita. Officers were called to the 800 block of S. San Pablo, near Lincoln and Woodlawn, around 1:15 a.m.


Wichita woman shot in back early this morning

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A 58-year-old Wichita woman was injured in a shooting in southeast Wichita early Friday. It happened around 1 a.m. in the 800 block of South San Pable. The woman heard a knock at the door. When she went to the door, someone outside began shooting through the door. Several roun


Kansas Highway Patrol cruiser involved in icy crash

A Kansas Highway Patrol cruiser was struck while working a crash scene. It happened Friday morning on I-235 and Kellogg in Wichita. No one was injured in the crash, but its something troopers say happen all too often.


Greenwich Place lands two more restaurants, including a new-to-Wichita steak house

It’s perhaps a good thing that Kansas is beef country, because Wichita is getting another new steak house. Saltgrass Steak House, which is more upscale than Outback Steakhouse but less than Chester’s Chophouse & Wine Bar, is going to open at the entrance to Greenwich Place at K-96 and Greenwich.


Man in stolen car arrested after police chase in south Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old man following a pursuit on the city's south side. The department said on Facebook that Garth Gray was booked early Thursday morning for criminal possession of a firearm, flee and elude, an aggravated weapons violation, possession of s


Wichita couple has truck, Valentine's Day gift stolen

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - After hearing many others are getting their stolen items back a Wichita couple is hoping for the same. Sarah Anderson says her fiance's truck was taken from their driveway in December. Just yesterday, she says a porch pirate swiped a valentines gift off her doorstep.


Think you own any stolen property deputies found? Here’s when you can look at it

If you think you might own any of the stolen property detectives discovered hidden in a Wichita storage unit this week, put this date on your calendar: Feb. 21. Next Thursday the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office will have all of the items recovered on public display at the county’s Public Works buil